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Disability Services are available via multiple funding options. They can be provided on a private pay basis, through Long-Term Care Insurance, or via enrollment in waiver funding programs available through the TennCare CHOICES program or Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).

What is the CHOICES program?

"CHOICES" is TennCare's program for long-term care services for elderly (65 years of age and older) or disabled (21 years of age and older). Long-term care includes help doing everyday activities that you may no longer be able to do for yourself as you grow older, or if you have a physical disability-like bathing, dressing, getting around your home, preparing meals, or doing household chores. Long-term care services include care in a nursing home. Long-term care also includes certain services to help a person remain at home or in the community. These are called Home and Community Based Services or HCBS.

What is the Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) is the state agency responsible for providing services and supports to Tennesseans with intellectual disabilities. DIDD provides services directly or through contracts with community providers in a variety of settings. These settings range from institutional care to individual supported living in the community.

How Do I Enroll?

If you are not currently enrolled in one of the available waiver programs, the intake numbers for each program are listed below. Please note that we are unable to enroll you in services since we are contracted as a provider; we can, however, provide information and any assistance you may need until you are enrolled for receipt of services.

For information on services and enrollment in the DIDD waiver programs:
1-888-531-9876 toll free
www.tn.gov/DIDD

For information on services and enrollment in the CHOICES program:
1-866-836-6678 toll free
www.tn.gov/tenncare/longtermcare.shtml